No YouTube growth pains for Iraqi ISP
ApplianSys announced today that Qemat Alwasat, a leading ISP in Iraq, has bought CACHEBOX310 to ensure good quality internet access for its growing customer base.
The ISP caters to more than 5,000 users over a 155 Mbps connection. During peak times it observes up to 3,000 HTTP requests per second – the majority of which are for video content.
Network Manager at Qemat Alwasat, Ali Munqit comments: “Our customer base is growing rapidly and we expect that it will double to around 10,000 users in the near future. 70% of our traffic comes from YouTube videos which consume a lot of bandwidth. We want to save bandwidth and improve internet services on our network.”
To achieve this, Qemat Alwasat plans to deploy CACHEBOX310 in its network. “Qemat Alwasat will really benefit from the video caching extensions offered by CACHEBOX,” adds Head of CACHEBOX Sales, Roger Clark. “Given its network traffic profile, it will save a considerable amount of bandwidth, speed up response times for users and grow its customer base without compromising service quality for existing users. This is just the latest of many ISPs sales we have seen in Iraq. It’s great to see so much investment going on there and that their economy is growing so strongly.”
Started in early 2010, Qemat Alwasat (www.qematalwasat.com) provides a full range of services, from day-to-day management of ICT infrastructures and applications, to the development and integration of business applications and innovative and secure networking solutions.